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Man charged with stabbing his sister to death in St. Louis

Police said they found 19-year-old Ahmad Thirdkill hiding under a bed in the basement of the home where his sister was found stabbed to death
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ST. LOUIS — A man has been charged in the fatal stabbing of his sister Saturday night in St. Louis.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department announced Monday that 19-year-old Ahmad Thirdkill of Lake St. Louis has been charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. 

Officers received a call for help around 9:30 p.m. on the 5500 block of Floy Avenue in Walnut Park West. They found the victim, 29-year-old Jamanda Gordon, dead inside the front door of her home. According to a probable cause statement, she had numerous stab wounds to her chest, arms and face. A broken serrated knife was found under her body.

Police searched the home and found Thirdkill hiding under a bed in the basement. He had some blood on his clothing, and his hands had blood and lacerations on them.

Police found no signs of forced entry. According to family members, Thirdkill, Gordon, and Gordon's 3-year-old child were the only people living in the home.

Thirdkill was arrested and is being held with no bond allowed. Police said they tried to speak with him both at the scene and at police headquarters, but he remained unresponsive.

The homicide division of SLMPD responded and is leading the investigation.

Resources for crime victims:

If you have been a victim of a crime or know someone who has been, 5 On Your Side has compiled a list of resources.

  • Better Family Life is a nonprofit community development organization working to “stabilize inner-city neighborhoods.” One aspect of its mission is a gun violence de-escalation program. To learn more, call 314-381-8200 or visit https://www.betterfamilylife.org/
  • Life Outside of Violence “helps those harmed by stabbing, gunshot or assault receive the treatment, support and resources they need to find alternatives to end the cycle of violence.” To learn more, call 314-327-6697 or email: ProjectLOV@WUSTL.edu
  • The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis has an anti-crime program called “Safety Net for Youth Initiative,” which is a joint partnership between and Saint Louis Public Schools to provide services to at-risk youth. To learn more, visit https://www.ulstl.com/anti-crime-initiative.html
  • Cure Violence is an international organization that has recently launched in a handful of St. Louis neighborhoods. Violence interrupters are trained to deescalate violent situations within their own communities. To learn more, visit https://cvg.org/